I am sure that readers are anxious to know what happened last night at the meeting of Blount County, TN where a county commissioner Karen Miller was going to propose a resolution pointing out to god that their county had nothing to do with approving same-sex marriage and asking god to spare them from his inevitable wrath.
It was oddly anti-climactic. By a vote of 10-5 on a purely procedural measure, the entire agenda was rejected and the meeting ended abruptly, to the surprise and bafflement of a large crowd that came for the meeting.
In comments after the meeting, it became clear that the chair of the 21-member county commission Jerome Moon wanted to have nothing to do with Miller’s resolution and was trying to prevent it coming up for even a debate and vote. I suspect that he will be first in line for the inevitable godly smiting, because god hates it when people use arcane parliamentary maneuvers to thwart his will.
Miller seemed upset and blind-sided by what happened, no doubt because she is more familiar with the Bible rather than Robert’s Rules of Order, but Gwen Schablik, area committee chair for the Tennessee Equality Project, was encouraged by what happened.